Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – 16/10/2020

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October 16, 2020
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Mumbai v Kolkata – IPL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 16/10/2020

The Mumbai Indians go into this match after a big victory over fellow tournament favourites Delhi. The Kolkata Knight Riders will try to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Bangalore.

Discover our free betting tips for today’s match. Our team of experts also have information about the best Indian betting websites and their generous odds.

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Tips
Best Bet Quinton de Kock to be the top batsman for Mumbai at 3.5 with 10CRIC
Value Bet Varun Chakravarthy to be the top bowler for KKR at 4.5 with 22Bet
Next Best Bet Shubman Gill to score a half-century at 3.5 with 1xBet

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Preview

Mumbai and Kolkata met earlier in the IPL 2020. The reigning champions won comfortably. Prior to that, Mumbai had also won three of their last four completed head-to-head meetings with Kolkata.

Mumbai have had a relatively dominant start to their campaign, while Kolkata’s pursuit of a third title isn’t quite going according to plan. This will be a big battle and well worth betting on.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

When: Friday, 16 October 2020

Start time: 14:00 GMT (19:30 IST)

Pitch conditions: The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been trickier to assess than those in Dubai and Sharjah. For the most part, the team to bat first has won here. A first-innings score of around 170 is about average. Like at the other grounds, the dew factor can be difficult to manage for the team bowling second.

Weather conditions: The forecast suggests the weather will be slightly cooler in Abu Dhabi on Friday, with temperatures not touching 40 degrees celsius like recently. No rain is predicted and humidity levels could be a bit lower, too.

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – Latest Odds

Funbet are a newcomer to our list of best Indian betting websites. We have been impressed with the markets and events they have had on offer for the IPL 2020 so far.

For this match, they’ve understandably priced the Knight Riders as 2.1 underdogs. The Mumbai Indians are offered as 1.62 favourites. That’s some decent margin to bet bet on the least favoured team.

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – Team News

Mumbai have had a really settled XI this season. Ever since Ishan Kishan came into the team for Saurabh Tiwary, they haven’t waivered outside of the tried and tested.

Hardik Pandya is still playing as a specialist batsman – and not bowling. This could again leave Kieron Pollard with a couple of overs to bowl.

For Kolkata, Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspect action. Technically, they could still select him as a batsman. His pinch-hitting skills have been slipping, though.

That probably leaves Tom Banton retained at the top of the order and Rahul Tripathi pushed down a bit. Andre Russell seems to have recovered well enough from a knee injury to stay in the team.

Mumbai v Kolkata – Squads

Mumbai Kolkata
Rohit Sharma (captain) Dinesh Karthik (captain)
Aditya Tare Shubman Gill
Anmolpreet Singh Ali Khan
Anukul Roy Sandeep Warrier
Dhawal Kulkarni Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Hardik Pandya Kuldeep Yadav
Krunal Pandya Andre Russell
Ishan Kishan Eoin Morgan
Jasprit Bumrah Pat Cummins
Jayant Yadav Manimaran Siddharth
Kieron Pollard Tom Banton
Mitchell McClenaghan Nikhil Naik
Quinton de Kock Rinku Singh
Rahul Chahar Siddhesh Lad
Suryakumar Yadav Prasidh Krishna
Sherfane Rutherford Shivam Mavi
Trent Boult Lockie Ferguson
Chris Lynn Nitish Rana
Nathan Coulter-Nile Sunil Narine
Saurabh Tiwary Rahul Tripathi
Mohsin Khan Varun Chakravarthy
Digvijay Deshmukh Pravin Tambe
Prince Balwant Rai Singh Chris Green
James Pattinson

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders – Betting Tips and Prediction

We have more free cricket match predictions for you. Our experts have followed the tournament closely and have based their tips on the most generous odds on offer on the best Indian betting websites.

Back de Kock to Be Mumbai’s Top Batsman

We backed Quinton de Kock in this market against the Delhi Capitals and it came off nicely. He’ll be back at the same venue and is starting to read the conditions well.

With Rohit Sharma by his side at the top of the order and plenty of support later if need, the South African star is a great price ta 3.5 with 10CRIC to be Mumbai’s top batsman.

Choose Chakravathy to Be KKR’s Top Bowler

Varun Chakravarthy is having a solid IPL campaign. He’s effectively keeping the impressive Kuldeep Yadav out of the KKR XI.

The conditions in Abu Dhabi could suit the in-form leg-spinner well. He’s in a good position to be economical and take wickets. 22Bet have Chakravarthy priced at 4.5 to be Kolkata’s top bowler.

Go for Gill to Hit a Half-Century

Kolkata have turned through openers in the IPL 2020. They’ve had Narine, Rahul Tripathi and Tom Banton. Gill has remained the constant at the top of the order, though.

He has hit two half-centuries so far and is a solid pick at 3.5 with 1xBet to collect a third at the same venue he struck the other two.

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